GeosAF - Results Factsheet

Through the application of geomatics technologies, epidemiological knowledge of national veterinary services has been strengthened, updated, adapted to local contexts and allowed for development of vector-borne diseases’ control strategies for improved livestock production. 15 key-persons from public veterinary services from Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique were trained in recent geomatics (mapping) technologies and improved their knowledge on the distribution of ticks and tsetse flies. Equipped geomatics units were established within national veterinary services to assist in the collection and analysis of field data for the production of vector distribution and disease risk maps. The link between the scientific community and technical services has been strengthened. The geomatics products were disseminated through multi-stakeholder meetings and scientific publications, and results transferred to animal health actors in order to adapt control strategies for vector-borne diseases.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Project: 
Geomatic technology transferred to animal health services in southern Africa
Conference: 
Location: 
Botswana
Sector: 
Agriculture and food security